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the Bone Show by dogmadic the Bone Show by dogmadic
Sedlec is a suburb to Kutna Hora, a town in south Bohemia that once flourished due to its mined silver reserve. It is about an hour’s travel from Prague and is famous for the All Saints ossuary which contains the bones of over 40,000 people. In the 14th century, the Black Death spread the bubonic plague across Europe and 30,000 bodies all wanted a resting place within the sacred church grounds. In 1870 Frantisek Rint, a wood carver and artist was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to imaginatively compose the bones into works of art; amongst his creations are the Schwarzenberg family’s coat of arms, and a chandelier containing every bone in the human body.

Sedlec, CZ Republic Jan.2008
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Radisus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I love this style of sculpturing, but have to say WTF does the kid there :D
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baba49 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: I feature this photo in my new journal

[link] If you have any objections, please let me

know and I will remove it. Thank you! :bow:
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for all the historical data - it gives the image the context that is needed
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brentonbostwick Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
hows it going man, i came upon the ossuary while travelling about 12 years ago and remember it vividly. in fact i know realize it had a profound visual impact on me and has translated recently into my sculptures. nice photo
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ENDarkArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
really amazing :wow:
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Dolly-Belladonna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful and eerie ^^
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks very much! :blackrose:
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Dolly-Belladonna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very much welcome doll ^^ :hug:
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kingofnowhere Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Almost seems like a surreal painting, doesn't it?
I wish sooo much that I had visited this place when I was in Prague -- but my family seemed, for some incomprehensible reason, to find it a little macabre.
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Yes it was surely one of the strangest places I'd been to there. It took some convincing to get my friend to go there with me but he was glad he did afterwards. I've got a few more images from there that I'm going to upload. :)
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